Here at Inside the Magic, we’re big fans of Disney movies, and we watch Disney+ every week! While we were perusing the offerings for this weekend’s movie night, we stumbled upon D23’s collection of Father’s Day Movies to watch with Dad on Disney+! Choose one for the family and get some of that Main Street U.S.A. popcorn and snuggle in for a Disney movie marathon to celebrate Father’s Day.
Disney Movies to Watch With Dad
Disney+ is the perfect place to look for a flick to share with your father this Father’s Day. While many people will be staying in to share a homecooked meal or family hikes, a movie is the perfect way to cap off the day with Dad. From Triton to Mufasa, these Daddy-os are tops for us when it comes to movies to watch with Dad.
Debuting on Disney+ in the early spring of 2020, Onward was a timely arrival to our home screens. It shares the story of brothers who miss their dad, and the result is a family-themed movie your Pop will really enjoy.
Ian Lightfoot (voice of Tom Holland) often wonders what his late father was like… and in this magical feature from Pixar Animation Studios (inspired by director Dan Scanlon’s own life), Ian is given the rare opportunity to find out firsthand. On Ian’s 16th birthday, he receives a magical gift that gives him and his big brother, Barley (voice of Chris Pratt), the chance to spend one more day with their dad. The only problem is… the spell goes awry, giving the brothers less than 24 hours to finish it before their window of opportunity closes.
Mr. Incredible has some personal struggles, but family is always his answer. Band together with your family members for an incredible adventure with either The Incredibles 1 or 2.
Known to the world as Mr. Incredible, Bob Parr (voice of Craig T. Nelson) is known by another name at home: Dad. After adopting a civilian identity and retreating into the suburbs with his wife, Helen/Elastigirl (voice of Holly Hunter), and their three kids, Bob is itching to get back into action. He finally gets his chance when a curious communication summons him to a remote island for a top-secret assignment. But to save the world from being destruction, he needs a team of Supers… and who better to join Bob than his family?
The Lion King
One of the strongest Father-Son themes, The Lion King’s scenes of Simba and Mufasa have resonated through the years. Your Lion Pack will surely enjoy this classic during your Father’s Day movie marathon.
Heir to the throne, Simba (voice of Jonathan Taylor Thomas) is a young lion cub who just can’t wait to be king. But his time to reign comes sooner than expected when his father, Mufasa (voice of Disney Legend James Earl Jones), is murdered by Scar (voice of Jeremy Irons). Terrified and tricked, Simba abdicates his role as ruler of Pride Rock and runs away. But with the help of a meerkat and a warthog, Simba finds his destiny in the “Circle of Life.”
The Little Mermaid
You can’t have a Father-Son movie without a Father-Daughter movie! D23’s top pick (and ours as well) has to be The Little Mermaid. The strong relationship is loving but rocky at first, growing into something that brings tears to our eyes with the last line of the movie. Remind your papa that, “I Love You, Daddy!” with a 1989 classic from the Disney vault.
Sixteen-year-old Princess Ariel (voice of Disney Legend Jodi Benson) is fascinated with humans, much to the chagrin of her father, King Triton (voice of Kenneth Mars). After rescuing Prince Eric (voice of Christopher Daniel Barnes), Ariel is even more determined to become part of their world. So, after she makes a deal with the sea witch Ursula (voice of Pat Carroll) without so much as reading the fine print, King Triton strikes a new deal to take his daughter’s place as Ursula’s servant by giving up his all-powerful trident. It’s the ultimate story of love, sacrifice, and understanding… all set against a brilliant musical score.
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL! Watch Nemo and Marlin’s relationship grow in love and trust over this adventure through the Big Blue World. You’re sure to grow your own relationship with your Dad!
All Marlin (voice of Albert Brooks) wants is to keep his son Nemo (voice of Alexander Gould) safe. It’s easier said than done, of course, especially given Nemo’s need to prove himself. When Nemo is unexpectedly captured from Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and placed in a dentist’s office aquarium, it’s up to his worrisome father and the friendly but forgettable Dory (voice of Ellen DeGeneres) to make the epic journey to bring him home.
Beauty and the Beast
Oh, Papa! This daughter loves her father more than she can bear (more beer?) Belle and Maurice embody a loving relationship in the 1991 animated Beauty and the Beast.
When the inventor Maurice (voice of Rex Everhart) stumbles upon an enchanted castle seeking shelter, he’s imprisoned by the mysterious Beast (voice of Robby Benson). Out of love, his daughter Belle (voice of Disney Legend Paige O’Hara) trades her life for his. He returns to their provincial town and asks for help in rescuing her, but no one takes him seriously. Gaston (voice of Richard White) calls Maurice “crazy” and locks him up after discovering that Belle has—against all odds—fallen in love with Beast. With help from Belle’s new friends, Maurice is able to escape and head back to the castle to defend his daughter—not from the Beast, but from the townspeople who have stormed its very gates.
Our first instinct is not to include Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Endgame in a Father’s Day movie marathon list, but the moments between Tony Stark and Howard Stark, Tony’s father, are pretty touching. What would you say to your Dad if you got another chance? Never let a moment go to waste with your parents. Enjoy this adventure with a tender moment.
Following the events of Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War, the surviving heroes vow to undo the devastating act perpetrated by Thanos (James Brolin) that wiped out half the world’s population. Leave it to Tony Stark/Iron Man (Disney Legend Robert Downey Jr.) to unlock the key to time travel, allowing the team to rewrite the future. As part of their plan, Tony and Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans) travel to 1970 to obtain the Space Stone and some Pym Particles—and in a chance encounter, Tony has a cathartic moment with his late father, Howard Stark (John Slattery). It’s the perfect goodbye—especially since Tony never thought he’d get the chance to say it.
A Goofy Movie
Growing in popularity since it’s initial 1995 release, A Goofy Movie seems to be the epitome of a Father-Son movie. The growing pains Max experiences along with Goofy’s effort to connect with his son make this animated classic about more than just a road trip.
Goofy (voice of Disney Legend Bill Farmer) wants to spend the summer with his teenage son Max (voice of Jason Marsden) on a cross-country road trip. Despite Max’s objections, the father-son duo set off en route to the ol’ fishing hole—and along the way, they find a world of misadventure. Without telling his dad, Max reroutes their map to Los Angeles so he can attend the Powerline concert. After Goofy realizes what his son has done, a major fight ensues—but it ends with a heart-to-heart that has them seeing “I2I” at the big show.
Which of these Disney+ Movies to watch with Dad will you choose? Leave us a comment below about your Father’s Day movie night!